Many bars and restaurants need terraces. These terraces are often a seasonal thing and a big investment for the business owner. Also, many terraces need to be custom-built, because of the specific location, angle, or requirements. The same works for private backyard terraces and patios.
What if we created customizable one-size panels/blocks that can be easily fit together and create a beautiful and durable pop-up terrace or a patio?
Users would choose the panel characteristics (size, layers, features, colors, materials, add-ons), the number of desired panels, and the delivery option online. They would have their panels delivered in few weeks, along with the manual guide on how to assemble the terrace/patio of choice.
The panel characteristics
The panels would be made out of durable aluminium structure similar to the ones which is used for concert stage construction. On the basic structure of the panel, customers would be able to add/choose:
the size - three sizes available : 25x25 cm, 50x50 cm, 20x50 cm (edge panel)
the top material - different types of wood, metal or plastic covering that gives the panel unique looks and properties (slip-resistant, waterproof, ice-resistant, direct sun-proof, ...)
the color - colors available for the desired material
the hight-adjustment add-on - any panel would be of an adjustable height; if extreme height variation is needed (because of a big angle of the street), than additional structures could be ordered
the fence add-on (if the terrace requires fence or a separating wall, it could be introduced by 20x50 cm panels) - they would offer a series of glass, wooden, plastic or metal fences/separators wit or without lights, plant containers or doors
The whole process would be very straightforward and user-friendly. The customer would enter the web interface where it could write the size requirements, adjust the angles and create/save/edit his project any time (similar to Ikea).
By having an option to draw, customize and build their own terraces and patios, small business owners would feel more comfortable to open pop-up terraces during summer times, while families wouldn't think of a patios and terraces as an incredibly expensive ideas (especially if you live in a rented house). The whole process would be much easier, faster and eco.friendly, since panels could be moved, reshaped, reused, recycled or sold to another customer without big adjustments or complicated actions.